Number of page: 240
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Category: Performing Arts
From one of America’s most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day’s Journey Into Night to The Verdict, Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen magic.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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MAKING MOVIES Making movies may be “hard work,” as the veteran director continually reminds us throughout this slight volume, but Lumet’s simple-minded writing doesn’t make much of a case for that or for anything else. Casual to a fault and full of movie-reviewer clichÇs, Lumet’s breezy how-to will be of little interest to serious film students, who will find his observations obvious and silly (“Acting is
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Making Movies Sidney Lumet is a master movie director. A great read for anyone curious on the movie making philosophy.
LibraryThing Review A wonderful overview of the film-making process, full of practical info and great anecdotes from an experienced man-of-the-trade. It’s also very well written, leading from the technical information to the personal process seamlessly. And it makes you want to watch all Lumet’s films!
LibraryThing Review Sidney Lumet is one of those powerhouses of filmmaking. His films don’t all have the greatest financial success, but over the years he has delivered some amazing cinema. I mean, this is the man who
LibraryThing Review This is a review of Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies. Before you get too carried away, you have to nail down what the book about. This book is about making movies. To communicate this to the reader, I
LibraryThing Review I was surprised to learn that this book was published in the mid-90’s, as a good chunk of it (the sections dealing with the technical aspects of movie making) is technologically passé. The book gave
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Making movies Lumet’s book is about the agonizing and ultimately rewarding art of filmmaking. And who better to elucidate the process than a legendary director, with credits such as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon
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